Island Savings

Our Business Experts

 

Whether you're starting, growing, protecting, or planning for your business' succession, our team of business banking experts are here to provide you with remarkable service and the products and services you need to be successful.

Regional Manager
Dave Campbell

Victoria
Tracy Antonacci, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Leslie Dheensaw, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Sheri Kasnik, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Justin Lee, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Gary Smith, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Wendy Songhurst, Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Cowichan Valley
Felice Iorio, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Sandra Vermiere, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Alaina Wilson, Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Central Vancouver Island
Alan Watt, Senior Advisor, Business Banking
Rob McIntyre, Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Gulf Islands
Alicia Herbert, Senior Advisor, Business Banking

 

 

Meet our Business Banking Experts

 

Dave Campbell

Regional Manager, Business Banking

Phone:
250-385-4476 Email: dacampbell@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Island raised, Dave has traveled the world and enjoyed experiencing many many cultures but always returned to Victoria. After attending Camosun College and the University of Victoria, he joined the credit union system where he worked in numerous roles ranging from retail banking to marketing to personal lending. After several years in retail banking, Dave found his calling in Commercial/Business Banking and this became his new passion. He shares his creative and entrepreneurial spirit with members and friends alike. His diverse blend of retail, marketing, commercial knowledge and life experience has given Dave a broad understanding of his teams' objectives.

Even before joining Island Savings, Dave helped numerous business teams in Victoria on the road to success. He is proud to be a family man and to believe in the same values as Island Savings. He is dedicated to continuous improvement and welcomes challenges as opportunities in disguise.

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Tracy Antonacci

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-385-4728 Email: TAntonacci@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Douglas & Broughton branch

After getting a leg in the industry with an MBA from Auburn University while playing NCAA tennis, Tracy spent over 14 years in commercial banking at various financial institutions between Prince George and Victoria.

To complement the financial industry, Tracy has completed training towards the AACI program and worked at BC Assessment learning about residential and commercial appraisal. Commercial real estate and lending is a passion for Tracy whereby she can not only help each business succeed but also learn about the various interesting stories of those business entrepreneurs. The combination of financial and appraisal experience plus a family of entrepreneurs gives Tracy an edge when speaking to business owners small and large.

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Leslie Dheensaw

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-385-4476 Email: LDheensaw@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Leslie has lived in Victoria for over 20 years and has established a successful career in commercial and retail banking on Vancouver Island. Joining Island Savings from another financial institution, Leslie brings a sound understanding of the Victoria business market to our team, and is able to provide our members with valuable industry insight and expertise.

Leslie is proud to be a member of an organization that is focused on community involvement. She is committed to developing and growing relationships, and enjoys partnering with members to continuously evolve and grow their businesses.

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Alicia Herbert

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-537-5587 Email: AHerbert@islandsavings.ca

Serving: our members on the Gulf Islands

Alicia has been part of the Salt Spring Island community since 1987 and joined Island Savings in 2009. She holds a Marketing Management Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and has completed her Personal Financial Planning and Consumer and Commercial Lending and Mortgages training. Alicia brings prior experience as a Marketing and Administrative Manager and as a Commercial Property Owner and Manager.

Alicia is an active volunteer board member for Island non-profits, particularly those benefiting children and families.

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Felice Iorio

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-746-4171 Email: FIorio@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Cowichan Valley communities

Over the course of Felice's many years with Island Savings, he has focused on developing high service standards and strong relationships with his members. He is a Fellow of the Credit Union Institute of Canada, has an Associate of Arts Diploma in Business Administration, and has completed the Canadian Securities course.

Felice prides himself on being an integral part in finding the right solutions. He feels the best part of his job is understanding his members and collaborating with them to make their projects a reality.

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Sheri Kasnik

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-385-4728 Email: SKasnik@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Douglas & Broughton branch

Sheri excels at building relationships and offers a high level of proactive personalized service to businesses and non-profit organizations. She works to develop services and packages customized to the member's specific needs, while maximizing her member's time. Sheri specializes in working with property management firms, large corporations, foundations, and groups of companies. Sheri's knowledge and skills earned her the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce 2009 Employee of the Year Award. She has also been recognized as one of Island Savings' Top Performers for several years running.

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Justin Lee

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-385-4476 Email: JLee@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Born and raised in Victoria, B.C., Justin knows the local business landscape well. Justin completed his post-secondary education at Camosun College and the University of Victoria, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Commerce. He then spent 10 years with a chartered bank, including four years as a Senior Business Advisor.

Justin joined Island Savings in 2008 and is proud to be working for an organization where community involvement is encouraged and corporate integrity is paramount. Coming from a family of business owners, he understands the unique nature of ownership and looks forward to helping your business succeed in this marketplace.

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Rob McIntyre

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-390-6657 Email: RMcIntyre@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Central Vancouver Island communities.

Rob has been in the financial industry since 2004 serving in many roles; ‎As a longtime resident of Vancouver Island, he knows the local business landscape well and has extensive connections in the Mid Island communities. Rob excels at building relationships and keeping an open line of communication with members to ensure their needs are continuously met through on-site visits and mobile access.

What Rob enjoys most about this job is identifying opportunities for businesses and facilitating collaborative projects through his extensive network to help members’ goals become a reality. Outside of the office Rob is a proud family man, soccer player and a sports enthusiast.

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Gary Smith

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-385-4476 Email: GSmith@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Victoria community from our Island Savings’ Mayfair branch

Island raised, Gary moved to Saskatchewan to study economics. Following graduation with an honours degree, Gary spent five years with a Victoria chartered accountancy firm before moving overseas to coach professional hockey. Along the way, he managed a tourist attraction and worked as a consultant. His diverse blend of commercial knowledge and accounting experience has given Gary a broad understanding of his members' objectives.

In over a decade at Island Savings, Gary has helped numerous businesses in the Cowichan Valley and Victoria on the road to success. He is especially proud when he helps entrepreneurs attain their goals.

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Wendy Songhurst

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-385-4476 Email: WSonghurst@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Southern communities from our Mayfair branch

Wendy works as a Cash Management Specialist on the Business Banking Team. She enjoys building relationships with members and offering a high level of personalized service to meet their needs. She excels in developing specialized products and services and helping members efficiently manage their business finances.

Born and raised in Victoria, Wendy moved to Calgary to attend university and then returned to her hometown. She has 9 years banking experience and has been at Island Savings for 7 years.

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Sandra Vermiere

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-737-2517 Email: SVermiere@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Cowichan Valley members

Sandra was born and raised on the Island and has been with Island Savings for 30 years. She has covered many facets of finance including over 15 years in business banking. Sandra knows the local business landscape and its members well. She works toward understanding the challenges and distinctive needs of running complex organizations. Drawing on her range of experience, she finds the right solutions and develops services and packages customized to the member's specific need. She has always enjoyed interacting with her members and helping them achieve their goals.

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Alan Watt

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-390-6656 Email: AWatt@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Central Vancouver Island communities

Alan has been in banking since 1988 and has lived on the Island since 1984. He has a diploma in Business Administration and for 18 years he has specialized in management and business banking.

Alan came to the credit union system in 1992 and has never looked back. He found that the employees are truly empowered; they are listened to, given flexibility and supported at every turn. For our members, this translates into better service and better professional relationships—a key to success in any business, especially a local one.

Alan is proud to work for an Island business that serves other Island businesses and wants to see our community continue to grow and prosper.

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Alaina Wilson

Senior Advisor, Business Banking

Phone:
250-737-2515 Email: AWilson@islandsavings.ca

Serving: Cowichan Valley communities

Alaina has over a decade of experience at Island Savings working with business leaders in our community. She manages portfolios by engaging members and identifying their current and future financial needs and concerns, which allows her to provide individualized financial counselling and assessment.

Having grown up on the Island, Alaina is passionate about local business. She particularly likes making on-site visits to business owners, which aids her in finding the appropriate mix of Island Savings products and services to enhance their operations.

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